Welcome to the Archaeology of Childhood Project!

The Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (MAA), Cambridge and Cambridgeshire County Council’s Historic Environment Team are delighted to announce that we have secured a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new exhibition about the archaeology of childhood, due to open at MAA in January 2016. You can read the official announcement here.

Over the next 11 months, our team will be working with archaeology units, local museums, community groups, schools and archaeology/history societies to help us identify and interpret artefacts of childhood from our area. We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section or by contacting us directly at archildhood@maa.cam.ac.uk.

Our team will be reporting on our progress through this blog, as well as giving behind-the-scenes stories and photographs about researching, designing and mounting an exhibition. You can keep up-to-date by clicking the Follow button.

In the meantime, here’s our first group of objects: two Roman figurines from a child’s grave discovered in Arrington, Cambridgeshire. You can see them on display at MAA in the Cambridge Gallery.

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